Tuesday, August 30, 2016
So Far, 6 Charged Under Russia's New Law Limiting Missionary Activities
As previously reported, in July Russia's President signed into law new anti-terrorism legislation that, among other things, banned preaching, praying, proselytizing, and disseminating religious materials outside of officially-designated locations. Last week, Forum 18 reported that so far six people have been charged under the new limits on missionary activity. Two Baptists, and a third person merely identified as Protestant, have had fines imposed on them. A Hare Krishna adherent was acquitted. Charges against two others-- a Pentecostal and a Seventh Day Adventist-- are still pending. The Forum 18 posting has extensive details on each case.